Most Similar Movies to October Sky (1999)


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The English Teacher (2013), McFarland, USA (2015), The Bad News Bears (1976), Monsters University (2013), The Karate Kid (2010), Machuca (2004), The Karate Kid (1984) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

The English Teacher (2013)

The English Teacher (2013)

5.8/10 Comedy, Drama

An English teacher's life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.

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McFarland, USA (2015)

McFarland, USA (2015)

7.4/10 Biography, Drama

Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.

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The Bad News Bears (1976)

The Bad News Bears (1976)

7.3/10 Comedy, Drama, Family

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

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Monsters University (2013)

Monsters University (2013)

7.3/10 Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A look at the relationship between Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. "Sully" Sullivan (John Goodman) during their days at Monsters University, when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

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The Karate Kid (2010)

The Karate Kid (2010)

6.2/10 Action, Drama, Family

Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.

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Machuca (2004)

Machuca (2004)

7.7/10 Drama, Biography, History

Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile.

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The Karate Kid (1984)

The Karate Kid (1984)

7.2/10 Action, Drama, Family

A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It's up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.

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Newsies (1992)

Newsies (1992)

7.0/10 Drama, Family, History, Musical

A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.

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Dolphin Tale (2011)

Dolphin Tale (2011)

6.9/10 Drama, Family

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

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Deck the Halls (2006)

Deck the Halls (2006)

5.0/10 Comedy, Family

Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.

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The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables (2011)

8.5/10 Comedy, Drama, Biography

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

This is not a film that will change the whole world, but one that just might charm it.

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Secretariat (2010)

Secretariat (2010)

7.2/10 Biography, Drama, Family, History

Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.

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The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

5.2/10 Action, Drama, Family

Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.

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Racing Stripes (2005)

Racing Stripes (2005)

5.2/10 Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

An abandoned zebra grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl, sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.

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The Iron Giant (1999)

The Iron Giant (1999)

8.0/10 Action, Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Animation, Family, Science Fiction

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

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The Sandlot (1993)

The Sandlot (1993)

7.8/10 Comedy, Drama, Family

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

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This Boy's Life (1993)

This Boy's Life (1993)

7.3/10 Drama, Biography

The story about the relationship between a rebellious 1950s teenager and his abusive stepfather, based on the memoirs of writer and literature Professor Tobias Wolff.

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Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter (2005)

7.3/10 Biography, Drama

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

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Good Will Hunting (1997)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

8.3/10 Romance, Drama

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

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Son of Rambow (2007)

Son of Rambow (2007)

7.0/10 Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood (1982).

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

7.7/10 Comedy, Romance, Drama

High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

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